While Eleanor Coppola might not be the most famous family member to carry the name, as the wife of Francis Ford Coppola, she’s captured some of his most intimate, important moments. Eleanor Coppola might be best known for the documentary “Hearts Of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse” about the making of “Apocalypse Now,” but her latest effort and first narrative film, “Paris Can Wait,” couldn’t be more different.
Starring Alec Baldwin and Diane Lane, the breezy film follows a woman who finds a new spring in her step during a two-day journey across the south of France. Here’s the official synopsis:
Anne is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to a successful, driven but inattentive movie producer, she unexpectedly finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband. What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a carefree two-day adventure replete with diversions involving picturesque sights, fine food and wine, humor, wisdom and romance, reawakening Anne’s senses and giving her a new lust for life.
“Paris Can Wait” opens on May 12th.